It's Scott's photos of everyday people from my hometown that gained my interest, and it's those images from Scott's collection that are part of a series he's currently undertaking.
His goal over the next year is to document 100 longtime residents from Oakland, and what the city means to them. He calls it the Townfolk Project.
Scott, who was raised in the East Bay but closer to the Delta, says he spent a considerable amount of time in Oakland as a kid. Now, having lived here for the better part of his adult life, he's giving something back to a city that gave him so much.
For the Townfolk Project, he's talking to natives and longtime residents, like Jazz Hudson and Falana Henson, and photographing them in their environment. It's an important piece of documentation, as a lot of longtime residents are being pushed out of Oakland—and their stories are going with them.